About Us

Welcome to Osteria I Nonni

I Nonni is a lively and award winning Italian restaurant nestled in the heart Lilydale, MN. Our chef acquires the freshest and finest ingredients to craft the seasonal menu. The dining room offers our patrons an intimate and classy atmosphere with superb, attentive service. For the casual guest, our bar has ample seating and allows the diner to choose from the same seasonal menu. Osteria I Nonni specializes in authentically inspired Italian cuisine that changes with the season. An award winning wine list along with a full bar, Osteria I Nonni truly offers their patrons a complete and delightful dining experience.


Amber Anderson
Best Italian food ever! I had the risotto and scallops and it melted in my mouth. Husband had a type of pasta and he loved every bite. Server was down to earth and friendly. Highly recommended! Also, loved the little shop attached.
Russ Battisto
Our group loved the experience and the meals. Excellent wine choices and menu variety. Sorry, I didn't get our wait staff's name but she and the wine steward/manager were great! Thanks to all! We'll be back!
John Lundberg
Authentic Italian food - the space had a Tuscan vibe to it but for an upscale Italian place they could improve on the ambience (older carpet, not well decorated). But, the food definitely made up for it. The wine list was also impressive.
Susan Premo
Waitress was nice,, the wine that the sommelier suggested was spot on. The food was delicious and we only had half servings, but filled us just right! Looking forward to going again.
Serenity Silvers
We love visiting Osteria I Nonni. Their service is impeccable and the food is always on point. This last visit, I had their tuna dish. The cut of tuna was thick and prepared perfectly. It was served over fresh green beans and the flavors were amazing! As always, I am already...
Kathleen K.
A much needed night out was once again wonderful at I Nonni. Great service by two wait staff and the flow of courses was perfect. Casanova di Neri Irrosso...
Lisa S.
We visited here for a Friday night dinner. We wanted to check out the wine room for an upcoming event. Dinner was excellent. We started with calamari and...
Andrea P.
Really delicious Italian food. Bread was hands down some of the best free bread I've ever had. Warm and chewy but fluffy at the same time. I'm drooling just...
Mike C
My wife and I ate there last night...we've eaten there a few times and always love and enjoy it. Last nights meal compete or beat any fine restaurant in New Orleans, chicago or New york. We go many fine restaurants in the minnesota and twin cities area. As my wife said to me...